Samar codi (prawn curry)
Curry Indian Prawns
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Title: Samar codi (prawn curry)
Categories: Main dish f, Indian
Yield: 1 Servings
1 ts Cayenne pepper
1 tb Bright red paprika
1/2 ts Ground turmeric
4 Garlic cloves peeled and
1 In piece of fresh ginger
Peeled and grated
2 tb Coriander seeds
1 ts Cumin seeds
14 oz Can coconut milk well
3/4 ts Salt
3 Pieces of kokum or 1 tbsp
1 lb Peeled and de-veined
In a bowl, combine 10 fl oz water with the cayenne pepper, paprika,
turmeric, garlic and ginger. Mix well. Grind the coriander seeds and
cumin seeds in a clean coffee grinder and add to the mixture.
Put the spice mixture into a pan and bring to a simmer. Turn the heat
to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. The sauce should reduce and
thicken. Add the coconut milk, salt, kokum or tamarind paste and
bring to a simmer.
Add the prawns and simmer, stirring now and then, until they turn
opaque and are just cooked through.
If you buy unpeeled headless prawns you will need 1
Kokum is the semi-dried sour skin of a fruit that grows along India's
coast. Tamarind paste makes a good substitute.
Madhur Jaffrey's Flavours of India - Goa
When I arrive in Goa, the first dish I order is this simple prawn
curry. It uses no oil, as nothing in it requires frying or sauteing.
In many ways, it is the humblest of curries and may also be made with
very cheap fish cut into chunks, fish steaks or fillet pieces. I like
it made with juicy prawns, fresh from the sea. With a spicy red
coconutty sauce flowing over a bed of white pearly rice - what else
can one want? I rarely order this dish in the hotel that I stay in. I
find a small beach shack covered with palm thatching, generally owned
by real fishermen, and order it there. All I need with it is a cold
glass of beer.
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